Fall · Festival of Leaves · Leaves · Lingering Visions

Leaves of Change

Fall means change and nothing shows change quite like colors in leaves. From years past I’ve pulled a couple of pictures that show the season’s beauty in southeastern Oklahoma. See more leaves of change at https://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/festival-of-leaves-2020-week-2-walnut-tree-in-my-back-yard/

Caves · China · Oklahoma · Pennslyvania · Reflections · Robbers Cave State Park · Weekly Prompt

Reflections on Weekly Prompts

I’ve often wondered about reflections. Do they catch the real image? Are the colors reflected accurately Which image do I prefer? Am I recalling truthfully. All of these questions are answered depending on my mood, my mental state, and how I feel at any given moment. How I remember something and how the picture looks… Continue reading Reflections on Weekly Prompts

Oklahoma · Photography · Smoke Pipe · Stories · Weekend Challenge

Unknown Story for Weekend Challenge

There is a story behind this picture, I just don’t know what it is. Back in 2005 our family had a gathering to celebrate Christmas in the small southeastern Oklahoma town where I was born. We always drive around town just to see what hasn’t changed in 70+ years, and usually that means not much… Continue reading Unknown Story for Weekend Challenge

Mexico border · quarantined · trip

Whirlwind Trip Across the Border

Heading back to the states tomorrow for a whirlwind trip to see friends, doctors, accountants, tax advisers, family, and a few days of quiet reflection. The question: can all of that be done in a span of 13 days? I’ll find out as I traverse 2 states and multiple locations.This is a test measuring my… Continue reading Whirlwind Trip Across the Border

Changes · musings · Oklahoma · past · thoughts

Musings About Changes

I raced to the kitchen, knowing what would be waiting for my 10-year-old fingers to eagerly grab. I knew because I could smell real butter, double-sifted flour, and fresh apples melting and blending as grandmother opened the door on the wood-fired stove to remove the perfect pie. It wasn’t the pie that held my attention,… Continue reading Musings About Changes

joy · memories · parks · peace · Picnics · Robbers Cave State Park · weekly prompts

Weekly Prompts: Parks

‘I’ll beat you’ I hollered as we raced to the edge of the lake and powered our way toward a floating dock filled with youngsters wearing swimming attire popular in the late 1940’s. The floating dock that inspired many swimming competitions as a kid. Whose hand touched first was never the point. It was the challenge… Continue reading Weekly Prompts: Parks

High Flight · Photo Challenge · photograph · photographs · San Miguel · Sunday Stills

Flights–High and Low

Sunday Stills prompt this week is ‘high flight’, and by searching through my archives I discovered several ‘flight’ photos. Whether flights of stairs, flights of birds, or flights of air-borne vehicles, here are my contributions to this week’s challenge. See more high flights at  https://secondwindleisure.com/2019/02/24/sunday-stills-high-flight/ Who would climb these stairs (Picture 1) remains a mystery,… Continue reading Flights–High and Low

Photo Challenge · Photography · Travel with Intent

blue skies, nothing but…

In response to the prompt of Blue in this week’s Travel With Intent photo challenge I picked blue skies from some of my travels. See more at https://travelwithintent.com/2018/10/14/blue/ BLUE SKIES IN… Ridgway, Colorado Alpine, TX                                        … Continue reading blue skies, nothing but…

mopping · Second Wind Leisure · sweeping · waiting tsbles

Work–Sunday Stills

This week’s Sunday Stills is all about working, as in Labor as in Labor Day. I found some pictures taken across the globe of people earning a living doing different tasks. See more Sunday Stills photos at https://secondwindleisure.com/2018/09/02/sunday-stills-whistle-while-you-work/   Waiting tables in an Oklahoma cafe                    Mopping a… Continue reading Work–Sunday Stills